Police: Armed casino patron shot, killed by tribal police

AP News
Posted: Sep 20, 2016 2:23 PM

MASHANTUCKET, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut authorities say an armed casino patron was shot and killed by a tribal police officer during a confrontation in a parking garage of Foxwoods Resort Casino.

The shooting happened at around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Fox Tower parking garage at the Mashantucket (mash-ehn-TUHK'-eht) resort.

State police say there was an outstanding arrest warrant for the patron, whom authorities haven't named. The Mashantucket Pequot (PEE'-kwaht) Tribal police confronted the patron in the parking garage, where police say the patron produced a weapon, and shots were fired. The patron was killed. No other injuries were reported.

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The Connecticut State Police Major Crimes Unit is investigating the shooting.

No other details were immediately released.

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation owns and operates the casino.